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's not a traditional america anymore, and there are 50% of the voting public who want stuff. they want things. >> if mitt romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. we have more takers than makers, and it's over. >> joining us here in new york is jimy williams, an msnbc contributor, and from washington julian epstein, a democratic strategist. thank you, gentlemen, both for being with us. julian, i know conservatives don't want fact checkers dictating this election, but the makers/takers argument doesn't actually hold water because bloomberg reports 70% of counties with the fastest growth in food stamp aid during the last four years voted republican in 2008. why do they keep pushing this false notion? >> because they need a fall guy as comfort food, and it's a silly argument. it's not just the bloomberg data. if you look at who gets most of the safety net expenditures in the country, it's seniors. they're one of the few demographics that republicans overperform on. also if you look at red states versus blue states relatively, red states pay fewer tacks and get
they are going to represent the united states of america as the united states of america is, and not based on some 50-year-old model. >> operator, last question, please. >> in 2008, after the election, you famously left open offices across the country to keep your round game intact. what happens to that infrastructure now, and the think the ground game in the infrastructure you have for this campaign can be translated to whoever runs in 2016? >> thank you for the question. as we talked about earlier, we will go for a process with our supporters and have a conversation with them about what they want to do next. we have always listened to the ground game, listen to our supporters. part of the lesson of 2012 for us is let people run the kind of campaign they believe in. that is why the president's message resonate so well out there. we will have a process for our folks where we discuss the future. we will spend some time learning the lessons from the other night before we start thinking about 2014 or 2016. >> first of all, we are going to take our cues from our supporters, things got done bec
to step down as the honorary president of the boy scouts of america, all because the scouts ban -- all because of the scouts' ban on openly gay members, a lesbian mom removed from her post as her son's den master earlier this year. right now more than 1,000 people have signed a new petition on dosomething.org. it needs more than 70,000 before they'll submit it to the white house. greg thomas, campaigns manager with dosomething.org, who started the petition. good morning. >> how are you doing? >> i'm pretty good. president obama has denounced the boy scouts policies and the supreme court upheld the policy in 2000. what would your petition accomplish? >> i think the petition would accomplish having president obama kind of practice what he's preaching. he is talking about not believing in their policy and thinking that, you know, it's not something they should be doing. if he's going to be honorary president of the boy scouts as a leader, he should -- their goal should align with his goals. if their goals don't align with his goals i don't think it's appropriate for him to be a leader of
. we shouldn't rule out the entire range of potential terrorist attacks and what would do to america's relations and to america's set of priorities in the middle east taking down an airplane blowing of the series of embassies and attacking civilians, foreign governments as was tried in washington with the attack on the saudi ambassador and the foreign governments using terrorism even on our soil. it is a whole range of possibilities. let's not for close dealing with them. third, a sinai clash on steroids. we saw in august of 2011, how the attempt by terrorists, the effort by the terrorists to kill the israelis triggered the reaction that ended up with the egypt and israel peace treaty being this far away from total collapse. i measured this as being the thickness on the door of the israeli embassy in cairo outside of which the protesters were banding down the door to attack the american -- the diplomats on the other side of the door. and that is when the military controlled egypt. today there is a different situation. another clash triggered by terrorists seeking to promote egypt, is
for the united states of america. it's going to lose -- >> absolutely. but colonel, you know, and i guess the raw question that i would have is, would an extra-marital affair require him to step down as the chief of the cia? would that be a personal choice as a man, as a husband that he would make that would have no bearing or an issue with his job? >> one likes to think the latter. the problem with the extra-marital affair notwithstanding is a man of honor and didn't feel that he could discharge his responsibilities as an officer of this country. don't forget also there's going to be a great deal of pressure on him when he testified, and to be honest with you, there is never a great deal of love lost between him personally and the white house from the very beginning. you're right to suggest that there would be some pressure to get him to resign once this came to light, as it would eventually come to light. there's no hiding any of this stuff. eventually it all comes out. as shakespeare says it's better to do it now than later. >> you believe he would have been unde
, we're going to thank him for his work. america didn't. i think he's a miracle worker. i'm going to ask him about sandy. how are the losses of sandy? initially he said things aren't that bad. and about the resurrection of a company that had been left for dead, done by this man, and i think he's a hero of our country. >> army lieutenant in the vietnam war. >> korean. i think he deserves and commands respect. we'll give it to him. and we also have the west point investment club. >> i can't wait for that. let's get to rick and get sentiment numbers. >> holy cow! 84.9. 84.9! why a holy cow? because 82.6, the last look we had was the highest since of fall of '07. 84.9 pushes the envelope to -- going back to july of '07 when it was 90.4. but, caution, asterisk. this is a preliminary november read. all the historical comps i'm talking about are the final reads. it doesn't diminish the fact this is powerful. is this reflecting anxieties, post-election on the fiscal cliff? probably not. anybody who doesn't think there's anxieties there, just pull out your s&p chart. we still have wholesal
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